Coronavirus: A brain tumour symptom that can be misdiagnosed as long COVID
An aspiring teenage footballer called Kane Allcock, 15, began experiencing persistent headaches, after he tested positive for COVID-19 around New Years last year.
According to the initial diagnosis, doctors said that the headaches were an after effect of the SARs-CoV-2 virus and prescribed him some pain-relieving medications.
However, the pain only got worse, making him sick and dizzy all the time.
His mother Nicki said, “I knew something wasn’t right. Kane was holding his head and rocking in agony. He couldn’t walk properly.”
“They did some blood tests and put him on oxygen and IV pain relief. The message I was getting was that he was still just suffering from migraines.
“But when we were being booked into the assessment ward, I spoke to a nurse who seemed to take us more seriously and I told her I’d noticed a dent at the back of Kane’s head.
“Just two days later, on 19 April, he went into theatre again, this time for a 7.5-hour operation to remove the tumour.
“Thankfully, Kane’s amazing surgeon, Mr Mallucci, managed to remove it all,” she added.